A neoprene sleeve which extends from the mid palm area to the lower forearm. The sleeve opens along the back of the wrist/hand and is secured with velcro closures. There is a lightweight removable metal strip positioned in a pocket along the front (palmer) side of the splint which is shaped to the wrist anatomy at supply.
RESTING HAND SPLINT
Construction varies dependent upon the make. Can be a thermoplastic shell encompassing the palmar (front) aspect of the wrist, hand and forearm or a malleable (mouldable) frame covered with a soft material layer. Regardless of type, the Orthosis is secured with velcro fastening. When applied, it positions the wrist hand and fingers in a neutral resting position and prevents contractures (tightness) of the soft tissues on the palmar (front) aspect of the wrist and hand. Those with a malleable frame can be adjusted to accommodate a position which is not in neutral alignment.
ARE WRIST BRACES COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Yes, wrist braces are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Private insurances under durable medical equipment (DME). In order to get your wrist brace covered by your insurance you will first have to get a prescription from your physician.